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Arizona Regulatory Board Of Physician Assistants
Arizona Regulatory Board of Physician Assistants

What does a regulatory board do?

The Arizona Medical Board licenses qualified allopathic physicians (MD’s). The Board is also responsible for investigating patient complaints against physicians and when appropriate, taking disciplinary action against their licenses. Unlike medical associations and societies, the main objective of the Arizona Medical Board is to protect the public.

Regulatory boards exist for other licensed professionals as well, including osteopathic physicians, physician assistants, psychologists, cosmetologists, accountants and opticians. Like the Arizona Medical Board, these regulatory boards serve the same purpose to protect the public.


Who serves on the Arizona Medical Board?

The Arizona Medical Board is comprised of twelve members: eight allopathic physicians and four public members, including a licensed registered nurse.

The Governor appoints all Board members. Members of the Arizona Medical Board may serve two five-year terms.


How many allopathic physicians are licensed in Arizona?

There are more than 22,430 allopathic physicians licensed in Arizona.


How often does the Arizona Medical Board meet?

The Arizona Medical Board meets every other month. The Board may choose to meet more often when issues arise requiring immediate action.

Agendas for all meetings are posted at the Board’s offices, at the Arizona Department of Administration, and on the Board’s website at least 24 hours in advance. All meetings are open to the public.